Creator / Daniel Craig

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"I've always loved to dress up a bit and show off."

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born in Chester on 2 March 1968) is a British actor. Craig's career has included appearances in the classic Mini Series Our Friends in the North, Sharpe, Elizabeth and Layer Cake, but he's now going to be known for one role:

Bond. James Bond.

Cast in the role for the 2006 reboot of the franchise in Casino Royale, he reprised the role in 2008's Quantum of Solace, 2012's Skyfall (which is incidentally the 50th anniversary year of the first Bond film, Dr. No), and 2015's Spectre. He was also used as the design base and voice of Bond in Blood Stone, the Quantum of Solace tie-in video game, and the remake of the GoldenEye 007 game for the Wii. He also escorted none other than HM The Queen in a short film for the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Despite being known primarily for Bond, Craig has had major roles in a number of other big budget films, including: Angelina Jolie's love interest / rival in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Irish mobster Conner Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002), Afrikaner Mossad team member Steve in the Spielberg directed Munich (2005), Lord Asriel in the film adaptation of The Golden Compass (2007), Dr. Ben Driscoll in The Invasion (2007), Jewish resistance leader Tuvia Bielski in Defiance (2008), and protagonist Jake Lonergan of Cowboys and Aliens (2011), lead role Mikael Blomkvist in the David Fincher adaption of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mr. Sakharine / Red Rackham in the Dream Production Team motion capture film adaption of The Adventures of Tintin and Deep South safecracker Joe Bang in Logan Lucky.

He also has had a long and healthy career as a stage actor, including playing Joe in the Royal National Theatre's production of Angels in America in addition to starring in Broadway productions of A Steady Rain (opposite Hugh Jackman) and Harold Pinterís Betrayal. He will soon return to the stage for an off Broadway production of Othello, playing Iago opposite David Oyelowo as the title character.

Daniel Craig is one of us, being a self-described "old hand Trekkie", as well as being a fan of Firefly and, of course, Doctor Who. He tried for the role of Montgomery Scott in the J. J. Abrams Trek film, but lost it to Simon Pegg. It was also his idea to have "Orinoco Flow" playing over a certain key scene in Dragon Tattoo.

He married Rachel Weisz in June 2011.

On an unrelated sidenote, he has been said to resemble Russian President Vladimir Putin, and more bizarrely, Deborah Meaden from Dragon's Den. On a further unrelated sidenote, it's been shown as canon that he is Buffy and Faith's fantasy guy.

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